Analyzing the First Weekend of the Bracket

by Travis Reed • March 21, 2016

Wow.  Every single year, March Madness seems to live up to the hype.  I’ve tried to convince myself that the quality of basketball has lowered enough that it won’t be entertaining, but each year I’m proven wrong.  Big upsets, buzzer beaters, and Cinderella stories all made this a memorable start to the tournament this year. […]

When Do Upsets Happen in the NCAA Tournament?

by Travis Reed • March 15, 2016

With the help of the Bet Labs software, we have a lot of different ways to analyze the NCAA tournament.  We could look at seeds, spreads, teams, coaches, and the list goes on and on. But one thing that I haven’t looked at before is when the game is played.  With the television schedule taking […]

Building a Contrarian Bracket

by Travis Reed • March 14, 2016

Trying to win your bracket pool depends on a lot of factors.  One of the biggest factors you should consider is the prize pool.  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the fewer people that are in your pool, the better chances you have to win your pool.  But if you are […]

March Madness Betting Notes

by Travis Reed • March 14, 2016

If you missed the whirlwind of information that I put out on twitter on Selection Sunday, I have re-posted that information below.  All of the information shown goes back to 2005 and was found using the Bet Labs software.  If you want to do your own research and create your own systems, we have a 6-day […]

2016 NCAA Bracket Tiebreakers

by Travis Reed • March 14, 2016

The brackets are finally out and everyone is feverishly filling them out and trying to figure out how to win their office pool this year.  At the end of filling out your bracket, you enter the final score for the championship as a tiebreaker.  You likely don’t take much time to think about what scores […]

Using Pace in the NCAA Tournament

by Travis Reed • March 4, 2016

We’re getting close to filling out brackets and although winning the pool (and the cash) is everyone’s goal at the beginning, there is another way to gain bragging rights in the office during the madness.  Everyone wants to be the guy who picked the big upset.  Even if your championship team gets knocked out in […]

When to Bet Against the Public

by Travis Reed • March 1, 2016

For today’s analysis, I’m going to be looking at the best times to bet against the public in college basketball.  Betting against the public is a simple method of monitoring real betting data and see which games are seeing the most lopsided action.  Then you go against the majority of bettors and bet on the […]

College Basketball Update

by Travis Reed • February 1, 2016

Before the start of this season, college basketball implemented some rule changes including a 30-second shot clock, an extended restricted area, and fewer timeouts given to each team. The pace of the game has increased, leading to more points in each game.  But what affect has it had on college basketball betting?  Let’s go through […]

My Favorite College Basketball Systems

by Travis Reed • January 14, 2016

The college football season is over.  The number of NFL games remaining is down to seven.  But the college basketball season is just heating up.  While football will continue to dominate in regards to gambling popularity, with Bet Labs you are able to follow all sports continuously throughout the year. Now is the perfect time of […]

March Madness Projection

by Travis Reed • January 13, 2016

College football is over, the NFL Playoffs are winding down, and the focus of the American sports fan is about to turn to their bracket pool.  But let’s jump ahead and search for some college basketball teams that could turn into Cinderella come March. I can’t take full credit for this projection, as I needed […]